I used to be able to get myself to the gym about 6 days a week, I was in the best shape of my life. I thought I had finally found that balance. I couldn’t have been more wrong. There were so many “rules” I told myself I had to follow to get healthy. One of those rules was that walking wasn’t truly exercise. I have since then realized that this “rule” is incredibly wrong.
As I have been facing my anxiety and depression head on, I haven’t allowed myself to get trapped in the gym like I used to. I would use the gym as a fix for my disorders. The gym would temporarily alleviate the pain and the repercussions of my disorders but it wasn’t fixing them.
To try and find a better balance, I have been trying to go on walks. This IS most definitely exercise. It’s one where I can clear my mind and process my emotions. It’s one where I can take Montana (our little beagle) with me and see her joy of being outside. It’s one where I can go with my husband and we can have some time to catch up with each other.
Walking outside and in the gym is great exercise! I used to be an avid runner but realized the toll it was taking on my body and stopped. I will walk on the treadmill with a steep incline and change the speed I am going in intervals. This sometimes feels harder to do than running! It’s a way to help my cardiovascular health while having that all important balance.
LEDBETTER came out with this tank top that is such a beautiful reminder for in the gym and in life. You have to find a balance for work, family, health, and hobbies. Try and find that balance as we approach the new year. No, not as a resolution because I don’t want to be responsible of the let-down when it doesn’t go perfectly…because, well, balance. Set an attainable goal, I have mine written HERE.
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